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The British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Diabetes UK Cymru are appealing for enthusiastic volunteers in Wrexham to help out at a collection weekend at their local Tesco store in Cefn Mawr.

The collection will take place as part of a weekend of fundraising at Tesco stores across Wales and the UK on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June. The charities aim to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds as part of the major national charity partnership between the two organisations and Tesco.

BHF and Diabetes UK are recruiting thousands of volunteers across the UK and are looking for 16 volunteers in the Wrexham’s Cefn Mawr Extra store to help out at the Big Collection weekend.

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A university has joined forces with a globally-renowned classical music festival to light up North Wales.
Glyndŵr University and North Wales International Music Festival will be working in partnership to mark the International Year of Light.
The university’s St Asaph OpTIC Centre – which opened 10 years ago – is to host the festival launch on Tuesday, June 23, and will be among the event sponsors.
The world-leading technology and science complex will also support the festival’s groundbreaking education project, entitled The Power of Light , which explores the concept of light through music as well as poetry, visual art and science.

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Statement from Wrexham AFC on the passing of photographer Les Evans (full statement at wrexhamafc.co.uk)

Everyone at the Racecourse was so saddened to hear of the passing of club photographer Les Evans. 
He died this morning at Nightingale House Hospice, where the staff have looked after him so well in recent weeks. 
Skipper Dean Keates was one of the first to react when he learnt of the news and spoke on behalf of all at the football club. 
“He was a great bloke and so much a part of the club during my time,” said Dean. 
“Les was at every game and was always at the training ground to make sure he got the first photograph of any newsworthy event. He loved to chat about anything that was going on and like a good newspaperman had the nose for a story. We’ll all miss him.” 

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Mills_gateshead_02Yesterday Wrexham FC announced the appointment of Gary Mills as new manager.

In a statement from the club;

Following media reports the Board of Directors would like to provide a progress report regarding selection of the new first team manager position at Wrexham AFC. 
Following the advertising of the post, we received circa 80 applicants for the position of first team manager. Our search priority was to find a new manager who would play an exciting brand of football and enable us to challenge for promotion again next season. 
These criteria were fully met by Gary Mills, whose extensive knowledge of the league and previous promotions made him an ideal candidate. 
Significant progress was made in our discussions with Gary and we were able to confirm his appointment on Tuesday evening – prior to his departure for a family holiday. 
We would like to thank Gateshead FC and their chairman Graham Wood for the professional way in which they have dealt with our approach”

For full details and to watch the press conference visit www.wrexhamafc.co.uk

The campaign to save Saith Seren from closure has been backed by the Welsh centre’s board.

The Wrexham cooperative’s board met over the weekend to discuss options facing the centre, which is due to close on May 16th because the community venture has been unable to pay rent.

 Marc Jones, who chairs the cooperative, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the support from Wrexham, Wales and beyond after we were told that Saith Seren would be closing. We’re very grateful for the kind words from all those who have contacted us.

 “As a board we’ve been very careful to ensure that all our bills can be paid and that our staff are fully paid. We want to make sure that Saith Seren is a going concern.

 “That’s why we’ve very grateful that Say Something in Welsh has launched a pledge to give £10 or more a month to support Saith Seren.

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